American warmongers lying about Iran: Ex-US official
A former attorney at the US Department of Justice says hawkish politicians in the United States are attempting to deceive the American public about Iran’s nuclear energy program to repeat an Iraq-style war scenario.In an article titled “The Dogs of War Are Barking,” published on the website of the Huffington Post, Jeremiah Goulka referred to how incumbent US President Barack Obama and his Republican presidential rival, Mitt Romney, have attempted to “sell” a potential war on Iran by distorting facts about Iran’s nuclear activities.Goulka argued that Obama has sought to deceive the American public with, inter alia, the US-engineered sanctions and “covert and cyber warfare” against the Islamic Republic.Likewise, Romney has surrounded himself with hawkish advisers, “the same people who brought us the Global War on Terror and the Iraq War,” the American analyst further said. “Along with their colleagues in hawkish think-tanks, they have spent years priming the public to believe that Iran has an ongoing nuclear weapons programme,… getting ever shriller each time credible officials and analysts disagree.”“Republican-friendly media have joined the game, running blustery TV segments on the subject and cooking the books,” to further mislead the US public, he wrote.In order to show how the anti-Iran publicity campaign by the hawkish politicians in the US has been misleading the Americans, Goulka then pointed to the viewpoint held by the US National Intelligence Council that the Islamic Republic is not pursuing a nuclear weapons program. “War with Iran is an incredibly bad idea,” Goulka wrote, concluding that, “Even talk of a preemptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities is delusional, … and it would be an act of war that Iran wouldn’t absorb with a smile.”
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